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Navy SEALS Brothers In ArmsPoetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
Even in Afghanistan, such an extensive loss of life is rare.
(CLEVELAND) - Much has been expressed about the recent deaths of almost three dozen servicemen in Afghanistan, many of whom were from the same unit involved in the reported killing of a suspect the U.S. has fully disrupted world peace in search of for the last decade; the elusive Saudi who helped free Afghanistan from Soviet occupation in the 1980's, Usama bin Laden.
A terrible loss was experienced, and it is very rare for anything like this to take place even in Afghanistan, with such an extensive loss of life. In fact it is the single worst loss of life in the entire war. The same group, SEAL Team 6, is said to have taken an 'experimental' helicopter to the described bin Laden hideout and lost that, when the location is a scant 100 miles from the U.S. bases in Afghanistan.
It is terrible that so much helicopter-related loss would be tied to the roles of U.S. special operations forces who are extremely well funded. Sometimes the odds are just incredible. The whole story of the alleged killing of bin Laden is heavily and securely cloaked in government secrecy and we hear one story, but likely never know a great deal about it.
I appreciate Luke Easter's steadfast dedication as an American, his eyes are wide open and yet he remains patriotic and vigilant for all that is right and good. It is a solid fact that the U.S. military is vastly under appreciated, and I appreciate this poetic tribute to honor those who died.
Navy SEALS Brothers In Arms
Stealth, the helicopter moves supposedly undetected in the night,
Of the 38 casualties 30 were American Soldiers killed in the fall,
Conventional forces, Special Forces, technical support, all it took,
Personally, I really do believe we are chosen before we are born,
Lt. Cmdr. Jonas B. Kelsall & Robert J. Revees 32, Shreveport, La.,
Spencer C. Duncan 21, Bryan J. Nichols 31, Kansas, Olathe & Hays,
Minn. John W Faas 31, Minneapolis, Nicholas P. Spehar 24, St. Paul,
Stephen M. Mills 35, Fort Worth, Tx; Heath M. Robinson, Hitsville, USA,
Nicholas H. Null 30 of Washington, West Virginia, the state is a city name too,
Christopher G. Campbell,36, of Jacksonville, North Carolina; last name to post,
Old Testament now the New Testament, how does conflict continue to begin?
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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